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How To Stop Your Pet Getting Fleas

Fleas are the irritating little instincts that live off the blood of your cat or dog. If left untreated, fleas can cause dermatitis, transmit tapeworm or bring about anaemia in puppies with a heavy infestation.

Dr. Melissa Meehan lets you know how to stop your dog from contracting and living with fleas...

Top Tips

  • The fleas on your pet are only 5% of the problem. The rest live in the environment, mainly in homes, which includes thousands of eggs and larvae that are not visible to the naked eye.
  • Contrary to popular opinion, fleas are not just prevalent in the warmer months of summer. They actually breed all year round and owners need to remain vigilant to prevent major flea outbreaks on their pets and in their homes.
  • To prevent a flea infestation, houses with dogs and cats need to be vacuumed regularly and their pet's bedding washed in boiling hot water.
  • Monthly flea treatments on all household pets will reduce the likelihood of a severe flea outbreak.

Regular flea control is crucial step in keeping your pets and homes flea free.